How to Style a Simple Spring Tablescape

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

It feels like I blinked and suddenly it’s March and springtime… which means my birthday is next week! To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to style a spring tablescape that could work for so many different spring events (like Easter or Mother’s Day). The inspiration was all of the tiny, happy flowers that are popping up more and more these days. Isn’t spring just the best??

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

Style a Simple Spring Tablescape like a Pro with These 5 Easy Tips

1. Embrace elegant branches

The best part about spring is everything is in bloom again! After the dreary days of winter, these perky flowers are a welcome addition. I love trimming branches from my yard (or my neighbor’s yard… with permission, of course) and using those to decorate my home. They provide a simple, architectural element that looks very curated… almost like you’ve styled your home for a fancy interior design magazine!

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

Sarah from The Stemmery offers these tips when it comes to decorating with cherry blossom or plum blossom branches:

The most important thing to note when you are arranging blooming branches is shape. Each branch often has multiple smaller branches coming off of it and you will need to decide whether these add visual appeal or whether they need to be removed. I started with two larger branches — one that had a lot of smaller branching and the other that had a simpler shape. I cut them to different heights, then started filling in with more branches (some smaller, some larger). Ad you do this, make sure to take a step back and keep an eye on the shape, as well as positive and negative space. I love utilizing the petals and flower clumps that fall off during the arranging process to scatter on the table below as it adds to the feeling of springtime!

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

2. Choose a pastel color palette

Building a color palette is one of my favorite ways to get creative. For this spring-inspired table setting, I chose colors that would complement each other, but not feel too matchy-matchy. The navy blue table runner (leftover from our wedding!) helps to ground it, while the pops of blush, yellow, and grass green are perfect for spring entertaining. I made sure to add lots of white so that the overall look is bright and airy.

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

3. Layer floral elements

The centerpiece shouldn’t be the only piece that involves florals on your spring tablescape! Instead, add even more flower power to your spread by layering on flower-adorned side plates, like these from Molly Hatch. I love the slight vintage touch that the daisy artwork adds to the overall look.

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms
Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

4. Add touches of subtle texture

To me, texture is what makes a good tablescape a great one. It’s a subtle, but powerful way to make your styling look even better! I embraced texture with a gauzy table runner, blush linen napkins, textured dinner plates, and bubble glass drinking glasses. I especially love how the pattern on the dinner plate sits with the floral side plates! Then, the perfect finishing touch is a sprinkling of loose plum blossoms.

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

Since most of these pieces are from my existing collection, they are no longer sold, but here are some similar dinner plates:

And similar drinking glasses:

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms

5. Don’t forget the pop of metallic

Recognize this modern gold and white flatware?? That’s because I use them wayyy too often to style my tablescapes! I just can’t help myself. They’re the perfect complement to pretty much any style. Also, that pop of gold is the final element needed to elevate this spring tablescape and make it feel a bit more special.

Style a simple spring tablescape with these 5 easy-to-follow tips from a professional prop stylist — perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, or a weekend brunch! Plum branches centerpiece, layered patterned plates, touches of gold. Small space entertaining tips. #entertaining #tablescape #spring #springtime #mothersday #easter #centerpiece #plumblossoms
Looking for more springtime tablescape inspiration? Check out these posts from the blog archive:
Photography by Meghan Klein, florals by The Stemmery, art direction & styling by Jojotastic.